I have always traveled quite a bit for business, and before every trip I would diligently print out my airline ticket, the rental car information, and directions from the airport to my destination.
Often this meant trying to read Mapquest directions while driving on a highway or in the dark. It never worked well and thank goodness I’m still alive after several close calls with other cars on the road. The biggest challenge, however, was having Mapquest dump me some strange place that was not where I wanted to go. Have you ever experienced that?
But now we have GPS, the Global Positioning Satellite, and somewhere up in the sky there is a satellite that knows where I am and beams down directions for me. It provides a step by step navigation and helps me stay on course so I get to where I want to go. How comforting is that?
Don’t you wish you had a GPS for your life and career? Wouldn’t it be great to simply plug in your dreams or goals for your life and career and have someone tell you in a very confident assuring voice how to get there?
Imagine if you took a wrong turn every so often or a detour, the GPS would “recalculate” and bring you pack on course.
It is common this time of year to set goals. We’re often so much better at setting the goals than keeping on track until we reach our destination. Here’s my suggestion: find a “GPS Buddy”.
Ask a colleague, friend, coach or mentor to hold you accountable this year and help you stay on track with your own personal navigation system. A “GPS Buddy” could make a huge difference in how well you navigate in 2011 toward your life and career goals.
What are your goals for your career or business?
In this fast paced business environment, people are just too busy to seek you out so you need to strategically plan how to create your visibility, how best to communicate your value proposition and to whom. Without this GPS or strategic plan, you are quite simply less likely to reach your career destination.
NICE perspective, Bonnie! Thanks for the post! C.
Maria Payroll says
Fascinating post and that is a very nice suggestion. A ‘GPS Buddy’ would really be helpful. Your buddy should know your goals and find someone who has known you for a long time. This way, s/he would know if you are acting differently. Sometimes you would not know that you’ve made a wrong turn until you reach the end of the road, your GPS buddy can help you navigate your way back. If you are having troubles with your career or your business, you can ask your buddy for advice or your buddy can help you figure something out.